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This reminds me of that old joke: "How many Microsoft engineers does it take to replace a broken light-bulb?"

The answer is "None - Microsoft simply change the standard to darkness"

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Also reminds me of the fact that there are no bugs in Microsoft software - only "Features".




I think these are re-purposings of jokes about Unix, which is justly infamous for having lists of bugs that would've been easier to fix than to reproduce, for canonizing its bugs as standards of behavior to work around, and for having startlingly lazy components to begin with (especially the POSIX string-handling libraries -- strcmp() can be written in minutes).

See _The UNIX-HATERS Handbook_ for more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unix-Haters_Handbook




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